Willy Caballero, Chelsea F.C
About Willy Caballero
Willy Caballero is an Argentine professional goalkeeper who plays for English Premier League club Chelsea F.C after leaving Manchester City at the end of the 2016/17 season.
Willy spent most of his career in Spain, representing Elche and Málaga and competing in La Liga with the latter club before joining Manchester City in the summer of 2014.
Born in Santa Elena, Entre Ríos, he started his playing career with Boca Juniors in 2001, where he won three major titles in 2003.
Willy joined Elche CF of Spain in 2004 and had a brief loan spell back in his country with Arsenal de Sarandí in 2006 and appeared in nearly 200 Segunda División games.
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On 10 February 2011 Willy Caballero was transferred to Málaga CF in La Liga for €900,000.
On 1 October 2011 he entered Málaga's history books as he kept a clean sheet for 480 minutes, beating the club's previous record of 429 held by Pedro Contreras since the 2001–02 season.
On 18 January 2012, Willy signed a contract extension tying him to the club until 2016. On 25 March, playing against RCD Espanyol, he fractured his left hand early into the game, being sidelined for the rest of the season.
He returned to full fitness for the 2012–13 season featuring in all but two games and helping the Boquerones to the sixth position. Goal.com named him as the best player in his position for the campaign. At the end of the following season he was nominated as the best goalkeeper in the league, alongside Thibaut Courtois of Atlético Madrid and Keylor Navas of Levante.
On 8 July 2014, Willy Caballero signed a three-year deal with Manchester City, for a fee believed to be in the region of £6 million excluding add-ons. He reunited at his new club with former Málaga manager Manuel Pellegrini and his competitive debut came on 10 August in the 2014 FA Community Shield.
His second official appearance for City occurred on 24 September 2014, in the 7–0 home routing of Sheffield Wednesday for the Football League Cup. He made his first league appearance away against Hull City Three days later, relegating Joe Hart to the bench in a 4–2 win.
Throughout the season Willy was 1st choice in City's successful League Cup campaign. In the Final at Wembley Stadium he saved three attempts in the 3–1 penalty shootout triumph against Liverpool to become an instant legend at the Club.